Die Alte

by W. A. Mozart (1756–1791)

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Instrument(s): Voice and Piano Style: Classical
Lyricist(s): Gedicht von Friedr. von Hagedorn  
Opus: KV 517 Date of composition: 18th May 1787
Source: Breitkopf & Härtel (serie 7 n. 26) Copyright: Public Domain    CC: No rights reserved
Last updated: 2005/Dec/09. View change history Music ID Number: Mutopia-2005/12/09-343
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Die Alte (The old lady)

This Lied was composed by Mozart in 1787, the year of Don Giovanni and Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, but also the great year of Lieder. It is a sort of "musical joke": an old lady mourns the old days of her youth, when things went better. The musical style too tries to evoke those "old days", as the chords in the piano part recall an old-fashoned harpsichord.

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